(skt.: punya; tib.: so nam) Positive imprints left on the mind by virtuous, or Dharma, actions. The principal cause of happiness. We create merits by dedicating positive karma for spiritual goals, like Buddhahood.
Words of Wisdom
"All things found in the world and beyond are illusions created by one's own thought. Grasping at them but further distorts perception. Give up grasping and see things as they are."